Tigers tame Hawks

Release Date:
December 15, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ROCHESTER, NY – Rochester Institute of Technology freshman Danielle Weekes poured in a career high 20 points to lead the host Tigers over Hilbert College 72-42 on Saturday. The loss drops the Hilbert women’s basketball team to 0-10 on the season while RIT improves to 5-3.

After taking an early 25-13 lead in the first half, the Tigers would watch the Hawks go on a 10-2 run capped by a Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) three pointer with 2:47 to play. Down just 27-23, the Hawks would then allow a 9-0 run, as the Tigers would claim a 36-23 lead at the intermission.

In the second stanza, RIT would use a 20-2 run midway through the half to blow the game wide open. The Tigers shot 50% from the field over the final 20:00 and ended the game on a 32-11 spurt as 14 different Tigers scored for the winners.

Hilbert struggled from the foul line converting just six of 17 attempts while RIT had moderate success making seven of 12 throws. The Tigers dominated the scoring inside with a 40-14 edge on points scored in the paint.

Danielle Furman finished with 13 points and seven of the Tigers 25 assists.

Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) paced the Hawks with 16 points including a three of seven performance from beyond the arc. Fresh off a new Hilbert mark for blocks in a game (11), Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA, Archbishop Walsh) finished the night with four points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks.

The Hawks are off until a January 2nd game at cross-town rival D’Youville College.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.